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300 Internet Marketers, Scam Or Legit?
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Introduction

The new so called Internet Marketing Coaching Program calling itself 300 Internet Marketers just turned on the switch the last day of March 2011.

We shall take a critical but fair inside look at this new offer being presented by a Mr. Brian Johnson to determine if it is everything they claim to be or just another slick internet Scam.

The word Scam is described as: “the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme” and I would never hang that word on any person or company unless they are committing fraud and cheating people out of their hard money.

Who is Brian Johnson?

Mr. Johnson claims in his promotional material to be a successful Internet Affiliate Marketer who started Internet Marketing (IM) more than 10 years ago.

A quick Google search revealed only one result for a Brian Johnson associated with IM. Sure enough, next to the last on page one there is a glowing review of Mr. Johnson along with a write up of the various products he has offered and some handy links to purchase them if I so choose but nothing about his 300 Internet Marketers offer.

What is 300 Internet Marketers?

The News Release article for 300 Internet Marketers claim it is a Coaching or Mentoring Program that will teach you how to become a successful Internet Marketer.

Now, upon reading this I became interested because with so many folks out of work and looking for a way to replace their lost income the Internet offers so many opportunities for someone who is willing to get some specialized training to learn how to do it successfully.

I wanted to learn more!

Another search pulled some hits for 300 Internet Marketers. Starting with the Fifth one down the page were various glowing reviews apparently by Brian himself because when you go to click back you get that annoying sound and window that pops up that says “Wait, click cancel to stay on this page” (so you can be taken to the sales page.)

Once there I was treated to the LONGEST Video presentation I have ever seen presented by Brian himself explaining how by signing up I would “change my life forever”…for free.” The video was well done but was filled with a lot of fluff and hype instead of specifics.

In the video Brian claims he will teach me how to be successful without Article Marketing. I found that very interesting since article marketing is one of the time tested and proven ways to generate relevant traffic to your website. Many very successful Internet Marketers use only Article Marketing.

Turns out Brian describes his 300 Internet Marketers Coaching Course as being a 5 month program, not a 300 day program as claimed in review I read.

The video had several people, presumably, students of Brian giving their testimonials as to how much 300 Internet Marketers had changed their lives and how much $$ they were making. Now, I watched this video on March 30 and the membership Website for 300 Internet Marketers open to its new members until March 31. Interesting!

Mr. Johnson stated he would provide his training for FREE, but that turns out only if I didn’t stay on his sales page and sign up (More on that latter).

So, I clicked the "Sign Me Up" button!

How Much??

After Brian finally got to the last 10 minutes of his video presentation he revealed that his program was actually a $5,395 Value but if I signed up today it was only $77 per month for 5 months for a total of $385.

I feel that $385 for 5 months of training is very steep since you can do much better elsewhere.

What are the Benefits?

Once a member and the website was activated on 3/31/11 I was able to get a look at the training modules and tools.

The main training format is Webinars presented by Brian which could be very beneficial depending what is covered and just how good a teacher he is.

There are a number of video tutorials that will allegedly walk you through the training to learn Brian’s secrets that I just didn’t get to view. I am afraid they might be unending.

I was very disappointed at the tools available. All the tools I examined you had to pay a membership to use such as FlexSqueeze for $127. Their Link Building Netwook would only be available for 30 days and not until May or June.

What about the FREE training?

Oh Yea! Mr. Johnson’s offer of free training is of course if you don’t sign up to become a regular member.

To receive that free training you are forced to watch another extremely LONG video explaining how great it is going to be before Mr. Johnson reveals what he calls his “Spartan Rank and Pillage Method” which simply consists of using existing Youtube presentations to promote your product (Better be real careful there or you could get sandboxed by Google).

After revealing a few details Brian stated that the rest of the Free Training would not be available for 18 days. We shall see!

Value?

The 300 Internet Marketers website is well put together but limited. The quality of the training is OK but If it doesn’t cover Article Marketing that is a big negative in my book.

The support they claim to have is good if they will do what they say they will.

The fact that the membership doesn’t include any meaningful tools is also very disappointing considering the $77 per month price tag when there is actually some high qulity Free training courses avaliable.

I am a big fan of taking advantage of almost anything free that will help me, especiall free training that will teach me how to make money with Affiliate Marekting.

I would have to rate the value as low!

Conclusion

I must say that I am overall disappointed with what 300 Internet Marketers has to offer because I know you can find much better.

I would not classify 300 Internet Marketers as a Scam but I personally have an aversion to Brian Johnson’s marketing methods. Why not just market it for what it is instead of all the smoke and mirrors?

I would assume that Mr. Johnson will be teaching how to set up an elaborate Landing Page with 30 MINUTE Sales Messages since that is the technique he uses to convert traffic. Count me out, I can’t stay awake that long again!

One big concern I have is that if Mr. Johnson is going to show me how to be successful I would expect him to at least be able to get his website and his own personal review at a much higher ranking on the search engines but maybe he has figured a way around that.

I do wish Brian and his students lots of luck.

Sincerely, K. Les Baker


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